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good morning, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. good morning. live doppler 7 hd, no radar returns it is a quiet morning weather-wise other than fog right now thickness livermore quarter mile there and novato as you head over37 to napa 3/4, improving -- around santa rosa up to two highs now. mainly clear around the bay, mid 40s to low 50s top without high clouds and sun mid to upper 60s this afternoon. high clouds and sun rolls through inland valleys after a
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foggy start top out around 70 down towards the coast starting off a little humidity dew on the ground, 50, partly sunny, mid to upper 50s at noon upper 50s to near 60 partly sunny sky high clouds and sun for the afternoon. looking good from the carquinez bridge into the macarthur maze 80 westbound a little busier, still just about 20 minutes between those two points traffic looks like it is flowing nicely no metering lights light minor delay paying cash on both sides of the tolls. oakland east 980 at 580 first reports of stall blocking right lane, napa 121 at 29 overturned vehicle blocking a lane there as well. >> 6:01. operation impact is underway in oakland which puts highway
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patrol officers on the streets to help out the short staffed oakland police department. terry mcsweeney is at the substation to tell us how the first night went. >> reporter: this is where chp officers reported for duty last night. it is having an impact, a number of arrests, several cars impounded by chp officers on the streets of oakland. when the officers reported at 7:00 last night it took 30 minutes before there was a violent crime. look at video of the grocery outlet on 2900 broadway a man with a gun robbed the place customers were inside at the time, a customer called in that crime that is what police are hoping for, a lot of cooperation from citizens. that crime happened one day after east oakland businessman wilbur bartley was shot and killed at his store marcus
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cellular the store named after his son, homicides up 20% over last. when the governor announced the chp would be helping the chief of police in oakland was happy. >> i personally thank governor brown for his quick response to my requests and my community's plea for help. >> reporter: chp spokeswoman tells me operation impact means 8 to 20 chp officers deployed to prevent crime through traffic enforcement and what she calls patrol presence. she says, the chp will be available to oakland pd whenever they call for help. the good news for oakland, a city in need of financial help as well, the chp officers come here at no cost to the city. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. muni has released surveillance video hoping someone will recognize a man who viciously beat a van ness
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station agent. police say the incident happened october 10th, when the man tried to go through with a bike. the agent told him bikes were not allowed on that station. investigators say he ignored the agent jumped over with his bike and you saw the man walk didn't the stairs with that bike and a small suitcase police say the 55-year-old agent followed him and was attacked as he reached the platform. amy hollyfield will have muchmore in 30 minutes. aging sewer system -- causing nasty problem in marin county, 88,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed in anselmo this week. a homeowner says sewage flowed behind his house for four days before it was reported. injuries say the -- engineers say the system is made up of 50-year-old clay pipe crumbling throughout san antonio sell know,
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cortamadera, fairfax and larkspur. >> -- particular, small tributary drainage drains that san anselmo creek. it will cost an estimated 300 million dollars to rebill the system. >> in the south bay attorneys will present closing arguments today in the trial of former principal accused of not reporting suspected child sex abuse. yesterday lyn vijayendran the former principal at o.b. whaley took the stand and explained she was initially concerned about what the third grade student described. but she did not report it because the teacher craig chandler convinced her the activity the 8-year-old described was part of a lesson plan about helen keller. san francisco police launched gang crackdown in the mission district. a spike in shootings over the
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last two weeks, four injured, one killed, super surpriser and the chief blame rivalries between gangs. police are sending officers from other districts to patrol they've already arrested a dozen people in the last week. seized five weapons since monday. memorial plans set for two victims of a small plane crash.
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check out these temperatures compared to 24 hours ago double digit drop cooler los gatos by 11°, 10 mountain view, 14 half moon bay, 16 napa, santa rosa 15. what are those temperatures? running in the 40s and 50s much cooler than we were yesterday at this time. in fact, few 50s out there mainly 50 to 51°. afternoon hours temperatures in the mid 60s to around 70° with warmer weather this weekend and possible record highs monday. live look at the golden gate bridge, fog-free and flowing nicely from the
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waldo grade into san francisco off the bridge towards lombard on doyle drive you cannot turn left at marina, cops have that blocked off, i think there's a signal problem be aware of that north 87 san jose at the limit past hp pavillion stall right lane oakland 980 at 580, overturn vehicle in napa area northbound 121 blocking lanes at highway 29. 6:10. microsoft may be getting ready to go head-to-head with apple in the phone market. sources tell the wall street journal testing -- tell the "wall street journal" testing is underway for a smartphone microsoft isn't sure whether to put the phone into mass production. analysts expected microsoft may be getting ready to builds own phone. san francisco's city attorney asking the maker of
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popular energy drink provide proof behind claims and advertising. city attorney herrera sent the letter to monster beverage asking the company to back up claims that the energy drinks itself are safe for children and adults. monster has come under scrutiny after the fda received reports the deaths of five people may be linked to the company's energy drinks. more trouble in the wake of superstorm sandy long lines commuters are still waiting in to get gasoline and what one impatient driver is accused of doing that could land him in jail for 15 years. java jolt in the race for president. the starbucks executive throwing his support behind one of the candidates after
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87 northbound headlights in san jose hazy, fog thickest inland valleys east bay and will run into this morning. dry and we have record high temperatures in the seven day forecast. 6:14. only four days until election day. new poll shows the race for president remains about dead even. new poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or
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minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas.
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70% of stations are closed on long island. the shortage of fuel lead to one violence incident in queens. authorities arrested a motorist yesterday after he pointed a pistol at another motorist who complained when he tried to cut in line while waiting for gas. that man is facing 15 years in prison, if convicted. superstorm sandy could mean trouble for holiday shopping. retail analysts are worried department store sales could fall because people on the east coast had to spend unexpected money on supplies. macy's and bloomingdale's had to shutdown 200 stores. retail chains are expected to benefit, including home depot annual mart. parent company walt disney company announced two million dollar contribution to the victims of superstorm san we are doing everything we can, including the cash donation, plus encouraging our employees to donate on their own, which
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we will match dollar for dollar and using the great reach of the walt disney company and all media networks to run public service announcements, encouraging others to donate. >> you can help as well one way through the red , text the words red cross to 9090 nine for a $10 donation. or -- or you can call 1-800-red-cross or go to for a link to the red cross website, disney and abc are making monday a day of giving encouraging everyone to give to the sandy relief effort. superstorm sandy has made one person an unexpected internet sensation. sandy put sign language interpreter lydia callas into the spotlight when she stood along mayor bloomberg at his news conferences.
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that's where she used her dramatic facial expressions and body language. she said she just wanted to von have a the urgency of the message. her fans took to twit they are week when mayor bloomberg appeared with a different interpreter. she has a following now. >> she does. she was very animated. >> expressive. >> very expressive. >> my son is in his third year of sign language in high school. we sat down and turned the sound off and watched and was like what is she saying? >> is he teaching everybody else in the family? >> not yet. we hope he will be able to do something like that. great skill to have. we appreciate her and everybody else for getting that message out. good morning. my question as we look from sutro tower on san francisco to the east bay hills, a little haze, still moisture in the air, we have high clouds
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starting to roll in. no radar returns, dry morning. fog is the bigger concern as we roll over into the east bay valleys, thicker fog around livermore this morning. hayes been billing around that area and spilling into other parts 3/4 of a mile for you, hasn't made it up towards concord. novato down to 8th of a mile, napa quarter of a mile, santa rosa 3/4 of a mile ha is going to be your biggest hurdle -- chilly, you may have noticed mid 40s to around 50° this morning good 5 to 15° cooler than yesterday. upper 40s santa cruz and gilroy. high clouds and sun straightforward forecast today brighter, warmer this weekend, record highs possible.
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while were you sleeping cold front washed out to our south high pressure moved in with clockwise flow steering this next system farther north that's why we are getting the blow off in the form of high clouds check out how close the rain gets to us before it fall as part and stars to head too the northwest corner of the stay as we head -- towards tomorrow high pressure returns sunshine and warmer than today most of us in the mid 60s to 70, low to mid 60s coast monterey bay mid to upper 60s upper 60s to low 70s inland. heading to the game, huskies in town to take on bears, 62° at 6:00 over memorial stadium dropping to 56, going to be chilly by the time the game ends. daylight saving ends tomorrow set clocks back an hour change batteries in detectors, alarms record heat monday and tuesday before fall returns wednesday and thursday. happy friday, live to
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san rafael, southbound 101 past freitas parkway up and over-the-hill towards lincoln moving. signal light problem off doyle left turn those lights are functioning so you can turn left on marina in san francisco. little bit more crowded at the san mateo bridge incident to the right shoulder westbound flat section tow truck, i don't see a car, little slowing past the scene towards the highrise over to foster city, minor delay. napa north 120 within at 29 overturned -- 121, at ten nine, overturned vehicle. if you are headed out now, here's some of your drive times 580 to the altamont pass moderate dive highway 4 and 80 east shore -- freeway let's take a look at the traffic app, this is 580 from the central
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valley, hayward -- moderate traffic westbound on 580 towards livermore. free app to help you get around. download it on the app store or google play. the star power coming together for president obama's final day on the campaign trail. you saw it here, country music's biggest stars and biggest night. the winners at last night's ah.
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delays into laguardia all other airports on time. use our flight tracker 6:25. president obama is bringing in star power for his final day on the campaign trail. bruce springsteen will perform at stops in wisconsin, ohio and iowa monday. jay-z will perform at the ohio stop and the first lady is expected to join her husband at his last stop in iowa. blake shelton stole the show at the 46th annual country music wars which aired here on abc7. the star walked way with three wins, including entertainer of the year. shelton won for the first time last night beating out previous winners chesney, paisley and swift. other big winners include eric church for album of the year. little big town for vocal group of the here hunter hayes for new artist of the year.
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lucky woman in southern california this morning. she had incredibly good fortune weeks before a 23 million dollar lotto prize was going to be forfeited. the winning ticket was sold at a palmdale liquor store in may, with no one claiming the prize the store released surveillance photos recognized by her daughter. the woman found the ticket after a search in her car where it has sat for five months she filed her claim yesterday. >> after you see someone on surveillance and find them it is not a good thing. >> this lady i'm sure she is happy about it. still ahead, october jobs report is out. we go live to new york city and tell you why not the exchange for this morning's opening bell as investors get ready to react. campaign spin the obama
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and romney camps want you to hear following the jobs report. >> new poll showing where californians stand on repealing the death penalty. [ inaudible ]
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welcome back to the abc7 morning news. you are looking live at the opening bell.
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the unemployment rate crept up to 7.9% from .8%. how should we digest that? more on that with jane king. she will be reporting from bloomberg headquarters that has to do with the aftermath of hurricane sandy. right now we welcome to you the 6:30 half hour i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. first a check on our changing weather forecast. some may say changing for the better especially if you are trying to get around this morning, doppler showing the dry weather outside. we have fog especially thick around livermore 3/4, quarter of a mile in napa, 3/4 in santa rosa everybody else doing okay. as we head towards the
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afternoon, around the bay high clouds and sunshine lunch upper 50s to mid 60s 4:00 mid to upper 60s inland the fog through around 9, 10:00 tops. if you are heading to the coast one of the cooler days there. high clouds and sunshine partly under any, mid 50s to 60. record highs in a few minutes. busier on east shore freeway past golden gate fields, berkeley into emeryville and macarthur maze over 20 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze on 80 westbound off the golden gate bridge light no fog actually very light out of the waldo tunnel no issues north 101 napa area of highway 29 still overturn blocking lane crews on seen northbound 880 at saves accident that is out of -- lanes.
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cal game 6:00 start at memorial stadium, parking is limit are asking that you stay away from parking on surface streets so please take bar to the cal game your best option to -- take bart to the cal game, your best option to get there. muni asking for the public's help. amy hollyfield joins us live from the van ness station with video that authorities are hoping will lead to an arrest. >> reporter: that's the good news they have surveillance video of this guy. take a look. you don't see a station agent, but you see the man kick at somebody it looks unprovokeed he was not attacked this happen at van ness station. police say the man was mad at the station agent because he wouldn't let him take his bike on the train. >> reaching the platform level the suspect turned around and
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attacked the agent he punched and kicked him several times and knocked at jen not ground. as soon as station agent stood back up the suspect continued the assault. >> reporter: here's a good look at him, police say probably 25 to 30, about six feet tall, brown hair. this happened a month ago october 10th. police are just now releasing the video. muni is hoping someone who sees the video will remember the maybe remember being there or maybe someone will recognize this man. whatever the case, they are hoping that someone will call police and help them solve this, help them find this guy. the station agent has been released from the hospital, he is still receiving medical treatment, still not 100% okay, so he hasn't been able to return to work. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. happening now operation impact underway in oakland chp units in the city to help
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increase police presence and assist officers on patrols chp will provide help to oakland two days a week at no cost to the city last year the chp helped oakland police in an anti-gang operation funded with federal grants. the san mateo county sheriff's office asking for the public's help to track down two men believed to have stolen more than $700 from a -- more than $7,000 from a 7-eleven store. the men ended the store monday one distracted the cashier while his accomplice went to the rear office and stole a bag of cash. several hours later the cashier realized the money was gone. it appears support for a measure that would abolish the death penalty gaining momentum. new poll finds 45% of likely voters are in favor of prop 30 four up three points from
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september, 38% against replacing capital punishment with life in prison without parole, 17% undecided. more than 50% is need ford the measure to pass. four days until election day, the release of this morning's october jobs report, could impact the race for president. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with how the romney and obama camps are likely to spin today's report and who it is going to be better for. >> reporter: hard to say turned out to be a grey area unemployment ticked up to 7.9%, 171,000 new jobs were added. romney just issued a statement that the october report is a sad reminder that the economy is still at a standstill. the president hasn't spoken out yet about the report, surely he can spin the fact that unemployment is still under 8%. one expert says voters will likely shrug that number off. it does mean president obama faces voters with the highest unemployment rate of any
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incumbent since roosevelt. the president is campaigning in the battleground state of ohio today he has three events planned there. mitt romney starts his campaign this morning in wisconsin and then he moss on to two rallies in ohio. the romney campaign is making a new play for pennsylvania. scheduling a lot of minute appearance this sunday aides say president obama has been unperforming in pennsylvania the president's camp calls it an act of desperation. some experts say almost all voters have made up their minds but it is tight in a lot of swing states. what do you think the jobs report means? go to and join that conversation. katie marzullo, abc7 news. 6:36. traffic and weather together, next. here's a live look outside, golden gate bridge, you can see traffic moving in dry roads, meteorologist mike
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nicco will have the fill forecast. sue will have a look at commute. cal's memorial stadium about to make history. event taking place tonight that has never occurred before in the school's history.
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>> welcome back. here's a look at emeryville towards san francisco looks clear around the bay. anywhere from 5 to 15° cooler than yesterday morning. mid 40s to 50° when you step out. in the afternoon hours temperatures get closer to average, high clouds and sun, mid 60s to around 70° low to mid 60s along the coast. let's talk about what is going to happen the next three days, some of the warmest in the forecast each day two to four degrees warmer record highs possible monday and tuesday. good morning many happy
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friday. metering lights on at the bay bridge toll traffic backing towards the overcrossings looks like carpool and fastrak are best bet no delays with that westbound san mateo bridge crew truck with flashing lights calling traffic to slow a bit westbound also sluggish incline or the highrise towards foster city northbound 101 napa area chp updating location of that overturn accident still blocking a lane northbound 880 at davis accident on the right shoulder. 6:40 now. the cal bears will make history in berkeley tonight playing the first ever friday night game at memorial stadium hosting the huskies. all fans are encouraged to wear gold for -- kickoff 6 p.m. the game will be broadcast nationally on espn
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2. anybody in the studio wearing gold? >> yeah i am i don't know gold and blue works for the -- yeah, i don't know. -- warriors are coming off wednesday's opening victory in phoenix over the suns --. [ unintelligible ] october jobs report is out we check in with jane king new ipad mini goes on sale in the bay area in one hour. some
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welcome back. check out live doppler starting to see rain get close to the northwest does california where it is going to stay today heading up towards eureka 60 there, shasta north of chico and reading possibility there increasing sunshine up to the mountains see rather coolest afternoon today 57°, low to -- sierra, coolest afternoon today 57°. yosemite upper 60s to mid 70s. l.a. temperatures are starting at 59, will end in the upper 70s to mid 80s over the weekend.
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coming up on 6:45. let's check in with josh elliot for a preview of what is coming up on "good morning america." good friday morning. coming up the latest from the storms so many stories still to be told, so many communities on edge rebuilding process if only just has begun people are struggling to gain access to the basics at this hour. food supplies, dwindling, fuel splices dwindling rapidly, temperatures -- beginning to drop, a nor'easter threatens this region for early next week the latest across all fronts, next right here on "good morning america." the shuttle atlantis is on its final journey to retirement. here's video from earlier this morning from the kennedy space center in florida. right now that shuttle is on its 10-mile journey going very
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slowly, two miles per hour from an industrial park to new public viewing area, built for the shuttle. today's day long trip includes stop along the way with public viewing and ceremony this trek will not include the narrow stop and go turns you saw with endeavour last month when it moved through the streets of los angeles. jut a little easier of a drive this morning. >> ipad mini goes on sale in less than 90 minutes here in the bay area crowds are smaller than appleo. products normally receive nancy pelosi a the line was five or six people -- in palo alto the line was five or six people. starting at $329. >> in japan hundreds of excited customers have their hands-on apple's latest gadget. the dozens the night outside the store to be among the
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first to check out the new mini. some wore festive attire. >> i don't know. >> goer the ages, 6:47. we have a difference this morning, with our bloomberg report. new york stock exchange still having issues with power we are going to get the october jobs report from jane. >> live in new york city at bloomberg headquarters. you don't know where i'm going to pop up these days, i don't know where i live any more. good morning, we are at bloomberg headquarters. today the stock exchange transfered from a back-up generator to con ed so we decided to stay here it does look like the stock exchange is operating normally hopefully back to formal monday higher open labor -- back to nor mall. monday higher open
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. unemployment rate did go up a bit to 7.9% from 7.8, unemployment -- here is how the markets are reacting a little higher, dow up by seven points not a lot of reaction across the board. bloomberg index trading to the downside slightly. apple shares, -- [ unintelligible ]
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hope they get back to regular power at new york stock exchange this morning many mike you are looking at a different weekend. absolutely. going to be drier already starting out dry as we look from mount tam sausalito san francisco look how far we can see almost down to the south bay thanks to this clean air that rolled in from canada. live doppler you can see the high clouds starting to move across the north bay, not enough high clouds to stop the fog from forming that's one big stories in the east bay valleys, no radar returns. temperatures mid 40s to around 50° much cooler when you step out this morning. same monterey bay upper 40s to
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mid 50 there and salinas. high clouds and sun today brighter and warmer this weekend, record highs early next week. cold front moving way, high pressure moving in clockwise flow steering next system farther north. a few clouds coming in from that system. watch what happens to the moisture as it runs into high pressure sinking air eats away the moisture and steers it up into the northwest corner of the stay where it going to stay for the better part of today and tonight. high clouds and temperatures warmer than yesterday, low to mid 60s at the coast. mid to upper 60s around the monterey bay, upper 60s to low 70s inland. game over memorial stadium, cal washington huskies bears 6:00, 62°, grab a coat, still cool.
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40s and 50s tonight patchy fog north bay and east bay valleys. highs monday and tuesday, 80s from the coast, mid 70s wednesday and thursday fall returns i am daylight saving ends set clock back an hour saturday night. if you are going to the cal game bart will be a great way if get there memorial stadium limited parking. san rafael southbound 101 brake lights north san pedro road no problems just a lot of folk on the road up and over-the-hill no problems golden gate bridge southbound worker truck on the san mateo bridge gone still heavy traffic westbound towards the highrise into foster city. give yourself a 15 minute time span if get across the bridge. napa northbound 10 -- 121 overturn with crews on scene there. san jose north 87 capital
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expressway, we have stall and that vehicle has turned the wrong direction on the highway, chp on scene. traffic app, exclusive to abc 7, take a look at 680 and 84 sunol grade heavy, anonymous reporting half an hours. ago heavy traffic there, looks like it is bunching up towards the dublin interchange and 680 interchange. if you want to download this app, it is free on the app store and google play. 6:52. in fairfield, police are warning residents after a series of mail thefts in the past few weeks in the laurel creek area neighborhood watch has provided home videos of investigators -- to investigators of a man and woman showing them checking mailboxes and taking mail in the area of shoreline circle police are advising residents
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to not place out-going mail in their box and retrieve mail daily. [ unintelligible ] thieves took $11,000 worth of under garments on halloween afternoon the store was packed no -- nobody witnessed the theft. ahead, five things to know before you go, including the new video san francisco muni hopes will lead to arrest in station agent beating case
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. number one, muni released video hoping someone will recognize a man who beat a
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van ness station jen. police say it happened three weeks ago after the man went through with a bike. agent told him bikes were not allowed. the 55-year-old agent was beaten so badly he has yet to return to work. >> number two, operation impact underway in oakland. chp officers are wrapping up first night of helping to beef up the city's police force overnight they arrested several people and assist -- last year they helped police in anti-gang operation. number three, apple's new ipad mini officially goes on sale in over an hour here in the bay area. much smaller crowds waiting outside stores. >> number four, tonight cal plays bears first ever friday night game at memorial stadium posting -- hosting huskies fans are ed to wear gel.
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kickoff 6 p.m.. >> -- number five, warriors play homeowner against the braise lease at oracle arena it -- against the tkpwreutz lease at oracle arena. -- >> final check of our forecast. >> good news, live doppler -- enough moisture around that we have fog limited visibilities around livermore throughout the north bay valleys will hang around until 9:00 then fade away to high clouds and sunshine this afternoon. back to the bay bridge toll, metering lights on traffic backing towards macarthur maze carpool lanes and fastrak best way. highway 87 flowing nicely
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northbound. thank you for joining us for the abc7 morning news. we continue in 25 minutes with news, weather and traffic during "good morning america." .
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